Welcome to Richmond Virginia and it's surrounding areas.

This blog is about Richmonds bands, venues, and general music and arts scene. Please feel free to leave us comments. This is a part of MusicRVA and its sister sites Sojournstar Music .

MusicRVA is always looking for more writers! If you would like to write copy for the site please join the network at MusicRVA.Com and I will contact you. If you would like to leave commentary on the blog, we welcome interaction. State your thoughts - Speak your mind!

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

RUBE - Band Spotlight

Adam Kravitz of RVA bands such as Vulva Boy, and Krell,
recently settled back in Richmond after a while in Hollywood California, and a few years gigging with Krell, a longtime band from the Richmond Virginia area which has been in Los Angeles since 2001.

Together with Adam on guitar, there is longtime area musician Big John Bullen on bass, Pat Caine on drums, and Ryan Kent on vocals.

Recently the band has featured music you can download from iTunes, but you should really experience them live..

Upcoming Shows

Jul 10 2009
8:00P
Plaza Bowl
Richmond, Virginia

Jul 21 2009
8:00P
ruchee Express
Richmond, Virginia

Jul 31 2009
8:00P
Alley Katz w/ Windhand
Richmond, Virginia

Aug 22 2009
8:00P
Wonderland
Richmond, Virginia

Try and catch these shows, and be sure to check the Rube site for any updates!

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Featured Spotlight Band - SETH

Seth is a Richmond, Virginia based band that has played support positions for Cheap Trick, Quiet Riot, Kings's X, Pound Hound, and Fair Warning. The band has progressed a long way from its early beginnings and over the years has experienced a few line up changes.

Current line up includes Carlton "Bubba" McMichael, lead vocalist, who is classically trained piano, guitar, and voice. He has extensive experience in playing and songwriting.

Sammy Lee (Bendheim) maintains the heavy back beat on drums and also has extensive playing and songwriting experience. Along with David Fess on bass, his prowess with the bass line is only matched by his onstage presence.

Killian Stevens, Lead guitarist is a monstrously talented shredder and showman.mantel of rhythm guitarist and brings another dimension to playing and songwriting.

Joel Benson moves over from bass playing duties to take up the mantel of rhythm guitarist and brings another dimension to playing and songwriting.

Be sure to catch Seth the next time they play Richmond.

Visit Seth on the MusicRVA Network
http://musicrva.ning.com/profile/DaveFess

and on MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/seth2oo9

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rock Army Invading Cities Across the US

The Rock Army is Coming to Your City, Are You Ready.

Rock Army Music is taking applications for Local Marketing Representatives for our new site. Build a reputation in your city as a city scene reporter, and let the world know about music and events in your area.

Local Scene: For a closer look at individual cities, the Local Scene gives our Regional Correspondents a forum to tell fans about bands and clubs in their area.

Band Services: Designed for the bands that contribute to Rock Army Music. Artists can submit tour dates and create a free home page.

Promotions: There are plans for contests, giveaways, and other promotions. Trips, autographed swag, and CDs as well as future conferences and more.

Why not fill out the rep form and join us as the Rock Army grows, you can make a difference and put your local scene on the map. Go to ROCK ARMY MUSIC now, and represent your city.

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Y101 is moving to 100.9 - Y101 Insider on y101rocks.com

Richmond's New Rock Alternative Y101 announced that soon its frequency will officially change from 101.1 FM to 100.9 FM.

The dial position change will be in conjunction with the transition to a new tower. The new tower will provide a boost in the broadcast power of WDYL-FM Y101 by more than 4 times, by broadcasting at a total of 15,000 watts. The station will also transmit in full HD Radio.



Y101 is moving to 100.9 - Y101 Insider on y101rocks.com

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meade Skelton and Shawna Solito are now friends http://musicrva.ning.com
Inconsequential is now friends with Iansking / Mick Lutton (Manager), Unity Sound Reggae Band and Snake Oil Records/Recording http://musicrva.ning.com
Sleaze updated their profile http://musicrva.ning.com
Sleaze added 6 songs http://musicrva.ning.com

Temporary Link for Regional Rep Application Form - (original code broken, sorry)

There was some trouble with the script for the RockArmyMusic Regional Rep Application, as the page was set in frames and was automatically jumping to the home page of the new site. I have set up a temp page on the old free server untill further notice. Here is the temp link http://tourdatesnow.tripod.com/repapplication.html

Your damned if you do and damned if you don't LMAO (even tho it 'ain't' funny ;-)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Calling All Reps! Rock Army Music Regional Rep Program

I originally built MusicRVA with the hopes and intentions of finding one or two good Richmond area writers I could train as reps, because I simply can not do it all. Unfortunately I was not able to find anyone in the Richmond area capable of taking this position, and Crystal my main writer is in medical school and has no more time to spare. With that said, please read on....

Rock Army Music was formally known as Tour Dates. When Tourdates was bought by Launch in 2000, I who had worked for them rebuilt the site under the name Tourdatesnow, and more than half the reps followed me to the new site. Due to circumstances, and health issues, I was forced to take a hiatus, and the website was closed down, but not before purchasing the domain RockArmyMusic. The site had over 6000 visitors before it was even launched in 2001 and I am now in the process of rebuilding this site and am currently accepting applications for reps. Please read the details below.


I am looking for people who would like to be Rock Army Music Regional Representatives. These are some of the requirements to be a Regional Representative:

This is an unpaid position for which you are a volunteer, which would not be for everyone. We do not pay for your expenses. If you are still interested, read these facts.




  • You will get your own homepage (some html and webmaster skills required) Here is an example of a rep page Cleveland Ohio

  • If you have one, you can link to your own music website

  • Networking with bands and clubs in your area

  • Develope a relationship and gain free access to reporting clubs

  • Build your resume in the field of music, journalism, marketing, promotion and the internet.


Required Qualifications:



  • Writing experience (you do not need to be published, but this helps)

  • Some knowledge of the music industry

  • Reliable computer access (we prefer PC's for submitting copy, but Macs are ok)

  • Occasional promotions that may require some of your spare time

  • Be at least 18 years of age

  • Have excellent communication skills

  • Be personally dependable


Your Responsibilities Would Include:




  • Contacting clubs/venues in your area for schedules

  • Maintaining a local scene rep page with at least one new story every month

  • Reviewing local and national shows in your area

  • Assisting with various regional promotions in your area


If you're still interested, We want to know more about you! Please fill out and submit the application HERE
We will contact you with a response email in a few days.
Thank you in advance for applying.



NOTE: The new site is under construction, so please do not join there yet. If you fill out the application, I will contact you with the details for joining the network site.

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New RVA Mag Issue Available

RVA Mag has been putting out a beautifully colorful publication about the Richmond area culture for several years now. If you have not checked out the mag, it is available for download right HERE but you have to promise to go check out this great site, and thank them for such a great job of showing more than just the music scene in Richmond.

RVA Mag is a great mix of cultural treasures, great articles, and more. Check out the calendar of posted events in the Richmond area on the RVA Mag site.



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MusicRVA might attend an event http://musicrva.ning.com/xn/detail/2231068:Event:5282
An event by caught in the rift was featured http://musicrva.ning.com/xn/detail/2231068:Event:5282

Bret Michaels Flattened at Tony Awards Close Up View

OOOPPPPSSSS!!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

MusicRVA Blasts Into CyberSpace!

If you ever wanted to write your thoughts or experiences on music, bands, shows or venues, this is the time folks!
MusicRVA and Sojournstar Music articles are now being blasted across the internet automatically to hundreds of sites for publications.

Our writer Crystal Snyder is the first of our lucky writers to get her articles blasted, which will give her added authority as an author. Not to mention the high visibilty this gives her, the MusicRVA sites AND the bands and venues we write about.

I have been working hard behind the scenes lately on many more great ways to put us all on the map, and your support of the site has helped much of it happen and I thank you all dearly. So, if you want to write for MRVA and help put your favorites and your local scene on the map, join the network at MusicRVA.Net and drop me a line, or if you are really serious about becomeing a MusicRVA writer, fill out the write form at MusicRVA.Com

Angela

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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Friday, June 5, 2009

MusicRVA Regional Social Network now has a Game Lounge with over 20,000 games including multiplayer interactive games onsite! http://musicrva.ning.com

Tuesday, June 2, 2009